pecan delight baked french toast

★★★★★ 16
a recipe by
Colleen Winegard
Keota, IA

This is a very rich breakfast and very, very delish. You really won't need syrup to enjoy. :) It's so easy to make the night before and pop it into the oven the next morning. This is also a wonderful brunch dish or dessert for something different.

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Colleen is right.... no syrup is needed for this delicious French toast casserole. The brown sugar mixture melts and makes its own syrup. There's a bit of tang from the cream cheese. We tried it with French vanilla creamer and hazelnut - both taste fantastic. So good and sweet, you could probably pass this off as a dessert. Serve with a little whipped cream and a cup of coffee for a special breakfast treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 16
serves 8-10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pecan delight baked french toast

  • 6 slice
    cinnamon bread, thick or thin
  • 1 pkg
    honey nut spreadable cream cheese (7.5 oz)
  • 1 stick
    butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 8 - 9
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 1/2 c
    coffee creamer (French vanilla or hazelnut)
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make pecan delight baked french toast

Test Kitchen Tips
We could not find thick bread. Regular worked fine. If you can't find the honey nut spread, use a regular cream cheese spread. Mix in 1 1/2 Tbsp of honey and 1/2 Tbsp chopped pecans.
  • Spraying a baking dish with non-stick spray.
    Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cream cheese spread onto the bread.
    Spread each slice of bread with a light layer of cream cheese and place in the dish.
  • Brown sugar and melted butter mixed together.
    In a separate bowl, melt butter and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, salt, and creamer poured over bread with brown sugar mixture.
    In another bowl, mix cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, salt, and creamer. Pour over bread. Top with brown sugar mixture made in step above.
  • Pecans sprinkled over the top.
    Sprinkle pecans over entire dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • French toast baking in the oven.
    Next morning, leave covered and bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.
  • A slice of Pecan Delight Baked French Toast on a plate.
    Cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.